Planning + Design at San Francisco State University

The Planning + Design office is part of the Capital Planning, Design, and Construction department (CPDC) within University Enterprises. With the creation of this department, SF State is positioned to deliver new housing, academic buildings, deep green infrastructure, and sustainable landscapes that elevate the physical environment to enrich and support learning.

Planning + Design directs physical planning in support of San Francisco State University's strategic goals of courage, life of the mind, equity, community, and resilience. The group leads a broad range of planning efforts, including capital planning and space analysis, land use and master planning, infrastructure planning, environmental planning and entitlements, and mobility and transportation planning. Planning + Design sets development standards for all campus buildings and landscapes, leading urban design, landscape design, and building programming and design efforts on behalf of the campus.

The planning team works closely with the Office of Sustainability. This integration ensures that all development projects realize campus and national goals in waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission reduction.


San Francisco State University acknowledges the ancestral homelands of the Ohlone and Coast Miwok Peoples, whose territory includes what is known today as San Francisco and Marin Counties, and the Indigenous peoples from many nations who live and work in the Bay Area today. It is SF State's responsibility as an academic institution to disseminate knowledge about Native peoples and the institution's history with them. This work is consistent with the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it is essential to human rights work across the world. We take this small step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people's history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth.

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